Category Archives: Vertical Integration

04/26/16 - New Study Highlights Benefits of the Partnership Between Contract Farmers and Chicken Companies

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 26, 2016 – The National Chicken Council today released a study that presents the results of a 2015 broiler industry survey designed to capture key live chicken production statistics.  In addition, the study summarizes several key … Read More >

02/20/14 - New NCC Website Opens the Door to Poultry Production

‘Chicken Roost’ to serve as source for consumers WASHINGTON — The National Chicken Council (NCC) has launched a new website,, which features information on issues such as animal welfare, food safety, environmental stewardship, antibiotic use and the modern partnership … Read More >

02/18/14 - New Book Misses its Mark, Does Nothing to Educate Consumers on Realities of Modern Poultry Production

WASHINGTON, D.C. —A new book released recently discussing the U.S. poultry industry does little to help consumers understand how food is made and ignores entire facts regarding the tremendous progress America’s family farmers and chicken companies have made by working … Read More >

03/15/12 - March Madness: Why contract growing in the chicken industry is not a ‘tournament’

“A tournament as defined by Merriam-Webster is a series of games or contests that make up a single unit of competition, the championship playoffs of a league or conference, or an invitational event.  Exactly what the NCAA Men’s Division I … Read More >

12/22/11 - USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s “Structure of the U.S. Poultry Industry, 2010.”

Download the PDF: USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s “Structure of the U.S. Poultry Industry, 2010.”

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